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Dyfed-Powys Police

His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Michelle Skeer is temporary HMI for Dyfed-Powys.

This force is in the Wales and Western HMICFRS policing region.

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

4,237 square miles


0.523m people
up2% local 10 yr change


93% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.91 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
up7% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.05 per person
0.06 national level
up44% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


63p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Dyfed-Powys Police.

About the force

Dyfed-Powys Police provides policing services to the areas of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys. The police force area covers 4,230 square miles with approximately 350 miles of coastline in the south west of Wales.

Although there are some more affluent areas, Dyfed-Powys has a high level of poverty.

Around 0.5 million people live in a predominantly rural setting. The area has distinct, small urban areas including the towns of Carmarthen, Llanelli, Milford Haven, and Aberystwyth. The resident population is increased by university students and the very large numbers who visit or travel through the area each year.

The transport infrastructure includes a major sea port.

More about this area – What Dyfed-Powys Police says

Connect with Dyfed-Powys Police

Dyfed-Powys Police website

Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner’s website